Oscars 2014

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Oscar meets the real oscars.. aka Astronotus ocellatus. 


Modelled and textured in Blender. I started out doing a model of the statuette.. then realised that a lot of people have already done that.. so stopped refining mine(its pretty rough) and added a few othe Oscars πŸ™‚
the Oscar Cichlid was way more easier to model than the rough statuette! 

 decided to leave at this detail.. and then just do the rest with textures.

 the front texture is from a photograph.. the back was painted on..

 the fish were easier to make.. basically they have oblong pancake like bodies with fins

 they all have the same refrence image as a texture.. quick and dirty

 heres the final thing on sketchfab.com


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World Premiere of First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

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Hasselhoff fans will love it for the soundtrack πŸ™‚

i just like Rocket and Groot

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Wolfenstein – ‘BOOM BOOM’ Gameplay Trailer

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this can’t come soon enough..

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How its Made – Lego Aliens Model

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For a recent contest at Sketchfab,com i created a diorama of a few aliens(Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise) attacking 3 hapless humans.

The constraint was that it all had to be in Lego style.. to coincide with the release of the Lego Movie. The results were annunced today, and this model won 3rd place!
Heres how i built the winning model(3rd place):

heres the model built with Blender:

I’d modelled all 3 main phases of the xenomorphs’ life cycle – the Face hugger, the Chestbuster and the adult.
and heres a video explaining the biology of the Xenomorph..

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oh and before i forget.. 
Congrats to the other winners of the contest!
1st prize:

2nd prize:

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100th birthday of Bill Finger

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The 100th birthday of Bill Finger was this week.. i know you probably missed it.

Its not your fault. Blame the publishing industry or Bob Kane or whoever you like..

The fact remains that Batman would be unrecognizable without Mr.Finger.


He’s the writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comicscharacter Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series’ development. 
Finger offered such suggestions as giving the character a cowl instead of the domino mask, a cape instead of wings, adding gloves, and removing the red sections from the original costume.[13][17] 
– more at Wikipedia

heres a quick run through of why he should be important to every Batman fan.

He later said his suggestions were influenced byLee Falk‘s popular The Phantom, a syndicated newspaper comic strip character with which Kane was familiar as well,[18] and that he devised the name Bruce Wayne for the character’s secret identity. As Finger described, “Bruce Wayne’s first name came from Robert Bruce, the Scottish patriot. Wayne, being a playboy, was a man of gentry. I searched for a name that would suggest colonialism. I tried Adams, Hancock … then I thought of Mad Anthony Wayne.”[4] Kane decades later in his autobiography described Finger as “a contributing force on Batman right from the beginning… I made Batman a superhero-vigilante when I first created him. Bill turned him into a scientific detective.”[19] Finger biographer Marc Tyler Nobleman described, “Bob [Kane] showed Bat-Man to [editor] Vin [Sullivan] β€” without Bill. Vin promptly wanted to run Bat-Man, and Bob negotiated a deal β€” without including Bill.”[20]

Finger also wrote many of the original 1940s Green Lantern stories and would go on to contribute to the development of numerous comic book series.
He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry’s Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1999. His name provided the basis for the Bill Finger Award, founded by Jerry Robinson and presented annually at the San Diego Comic-Con International to honor excellence in comic book writing. – more at Wikipedia

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Lego Sketchfast

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Sketchfab was back with another Sketchfast last weekend! To celebrate the debut of The Lego Movie, They decided that the theme should be – Lego! 
The goal was to design a Lego character and go crazy with it.. ..

Heres my entry..



obviously i’m a big fan of the Alien Franchise πŸ™‚ and i love Xenomorphs.. so i included them in all 3 forms: ChestbursterFacehugger and, Adult male(for details of the lifecycle click here).

Modelled and texture painted entirely in Blender, with Photoshop and Inkscape for some of the textures.

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